Welcome to my page. I run Autism STEP Australia, a unique Consultancy Services for Autistic and Neurodiverse Youth and Adults Families, teachers and Professionals.
I concentrate on looking at Transitions Post School being into tertiary education like TAFE and Uni, to other support services towards employment.
can provide Individual Transition Plans with you, link you up to supports, provide group and individual programs to assist Young People to make these transitions. The biggest issues people have expressed to me by the Young Adults is the anxiety of what’s going to happen next, where, how, orientation to environments and understanding the Hidden Curriculum. I support and address these. There are many young people who have issues that are restricting their access to services. I can look at these to see why (sensory, communication, meltdowns etc) and provide plans and strategies to help reduce the severity and occurrence of these.
The other side is ‘ the Professionals’. High School Teachers, TAFE teachers, Uni lecturers even psychologist have little training and understanding about practical strategies to assist Young Adults.
I can run workshops for groups tailored to your needs and times.
A summary of my CV includes:
5 degrees including a MA Ed beginnings of a PHD in Autism and Diploma in Counselling
27 Years as Teacher Consultant at TAFE WSI
Contact Consultant for ADaC, NDCO’s, private clients
Conference Presentations with Dr Temple Grandin, APAC, Pathways, ASPECTS Australia, Psych DD, Continuing the Conversation,
Approximately 150 students have participated in my 24 hours program resulting in maintaining engagement in Tertiary studies and employment
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My work is endorsed by those with a lived experience because I ‘get it’ such as
Dr Stephen Mark Shore, Yenn Purkis, Wenn Lawson
and Autism Spectrum Australia.